Biscochos + Video

Biscochos Mexican wedding cookies on a brass dessert stand with a poinsettia and candle in the background

This is one of our family’s traditional Christmas cookies. My mom has been making these since she was 15 years old. Every year at Christmas, my grandma would ask my mom to make some because she loved the aroma of cinnamon during the holidays. These fragile cookies melt in your mouth and contain the exotic addition of anise with a hint of cinnamon.

My mom also made these delicious cookies for many memorable occasions since then. They are a Mexican tradition for weddings, quinceñeras, and Navidad.

biscochos (Mexican wedding cookies) in a wooden bowl with a side of Mexican hot chocolate

She used to make these cookies with me, my brother, and sister when we were little. She would roll out the dough and then we’d carefully cut the dough into diamond shapes using a paring knife. Today she uses a cookie press which makes for a lighter cookie. Either way they are delicioso and just as beautiful to display as they are scrumptious.

She still makes them at Christmas for gift giving. It is a very popular cookie at Christmas time with Mexican Hot Chocolate or Champurrado.

Biscochos

These cookies are just as beautiful to display as they are delicious to eat. Enjoy!
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: anise, cinnamon, flour, salt, shortening, sugar
Servings: 300 Biscochos

Ingredients

  • 6 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons [ground cinnamon] freshly ground when possible
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 pound lard or shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup wine orange juice or water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons [anise seed]

Sugar and Cinnamon Coating:

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Sift flour with the next four (4) dry ingredients.
  • Cream the lard or shortening until smooth. Add sugar, egg, vanilla, and liquid. Pour wet ingredients into flour mixture. Add anise seeds at this time and knead together. If mixture is too sticky add some flour.
  • Roll out the dough onto a floured board or counter and cut out biscochos using a small-floured cookie cutter or you can put the dough into a cookie shooter using your favorite design. You will have to re-knead and roll out the dough several times until you have used all of the dough. Place the biscochos onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for about 8-10 minutes.
  • While biscochos are baking, mix the sugar and cinnamon “coating” ingredients in a wide bowl. Set aside for coating baked biscochos. After baking, coat biscochos with the sugar and cinnamon mixture.

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Biscochos

These cookies are just as beautiful to display as they are delicious to eat. Enjoy!
0 from 0 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: anise, biscochos, cake flour, cinnamon
Servings: 300 Biscochos
Calories: 30kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon freshly ground when possible
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 pound lard or shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup wine orange juice or water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons anise seed

Sugar and Cinnamon Coating:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Sift flour with the next four (4) dry ingredients.
  • Cream the lard or shortening until smooth. Add sugar, egg, vanilla, and liquid. Pour wet ingredients into flour mixture. Add anise seeds at this time and knead together. If mixture is too sticky add some flour.
  • Roll out the dough onto a floured board or counter and cut out biscochos using a small-floured cookie cutter or you can put the dough into a cookie shooter using your favorite design. You will have to re-knead and roll out the dough several times until you have used all of the dough. Place the biscochos onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for about 8-10 minutes.
  • While biscochos are baking, mix the sugar and cinnamon “coating” ingredients in a wide bowl. Set aside for coating baked biscochos. After baking, coat biscochos with the sugar and cinnamon mixture.

Nutrition

Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
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